China considers ending birth limits
First graders in China. Photo: Visual China Group/Getty Images
China is considering ending its four-decade long policy of limiting the number of children families can have, reports Bloomberg.
The big picture: China's birth limits have left the country with an aging population, a shortage of working-age citizens, and millions more men than women — all as the country's birth rate has declined for decades. This would be China's second shift on the policy after they permitted families to have two children in 2015.